The Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT) is a non-profit organization that was established by a group of concerned river guides who recognized the ecological and cultural damage that was taking place on Nepal’s rivers at an alarming rate.
Since its inception in 1995, the NRCT has worked towards conserving Nepal’s Himalayan river system, preserving Nepal’s cultural heritage and developing an environmentally responsible river tourism industry. The NRCT hosts the Annual River Festival and the Bagmati River Festival to raise the awareness among all river users about the need to conserve the river, and develop an economical and environmentally sustainable river tourism industry. Our Himalayan River is an international attraction however their existence is under threat from damming and other unfriendly environmental practices.
Increasing public awareness through workshops, seminars, and special rafting trips to policy makers, journalists, students and other stakeholders.
- River side community development :
- River-guide training on environmentally sound rafting and camping practices.
- Conducting River restoration projects such as beach clean up and tree plantation;
- Networking with national and international groups and lobbying on the behalf of Nepal’s river environment etc.
“To restore, conserve and protect the rivers of Nepal through affirmative action and education, whilst maintaining the cultural integrity of local river side communities.”
for our communities…
for the natural environment…
for the adventure tourism (rafting & kayaking) industries…
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2014-2016)
President: MR. MEGH ALE
Vice-President: MR. VIMAL THAPA
General Secretary: MR. MAUSAM KAHNAL
Secretary: MR. RAMESH PRASAD BHUSHAL
Treasurer: MS. RAMITA SHRESTHA
Member: MR. CHIRANJIBI BHATTARAI
Member: MR. NGAMINDRA DAHAL
Member: MS. KARMATH SUBEDI
Member: MR. TAPAN GURUNG
Member: MR. SUBASH THAPA
Member: MR. SUREN DEWAN
Executive Director: MR. MAUSAM KHANAL
MR. ANIL CHITRAKAR
MR. BHUSHAN TULADHAR
MR. RABIN BASTOLA
MR. SANJIV THAKURI
MR. SURENDRA PHUYAL